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August 24, 2007
For more information about receiving assistance and financial relief from the drought, contact the Washington County Farm Service Agency at 1260 Maryland Ave., Suite 107, in Hagerstown. The agency's phone number is 301-797-0500, ext. 2. Information also can be found on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency's Web site at www.fsa.usda.gov .
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 23, 2007
A drought disaster has been declared in Maryland, and the federal government has stepped in to help local growers whose crops were affected by the lack of rain. Gov. Martin O'Malley requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture make that distinction in July, and officials said it will help provide assistance and financial relief to Maryland farmers affected by the severe dry weather and excessive heat from June 1 through the summer months. More rain has fallen this month in Hagerstown than in June and July combined.
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by JEFF SEMLER | August 14, 2007
Even with the recent rains, many parts of the region are experiencing drought conditions. And even though many folks have been harvesting silage, here are some guidelines for dealing with this situation adapted from "Management of Drought Stressed Corn for Silage," by Dr. Limin Kung Jr., at the University of Delaware. Drought-stressed corn should be harvested at the same dry matter (DM) for normal corn: 32-35 percent DM. Determining whole plant dry matter or moisture is critical because visual assessments can be very inaccurate.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | August 7, 2007
On the Web For more information about Pennsylvania's drought status, go to www.depweb.state.pa.us/watershedmgmt . Franklin and Fulton were among the 58 counties in Pennsylvania included in a drought watch issued Monday by the Department of Environmental Protection in Harrisburg, Pa. A drought watch is the first level of Pennsylvania's three drought classifications and calls for a voluntary 5 percent reduction in...
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | August 6, 2007
For more information about Pennsylvania's drought status, go to www.depweb.state.pa.us/watershedmgmt. CHAMBERSBURG, PA. Franklin and Fulton were among the 58 counties in Pennsylvania included in a drought watch issued Monday by the Department of Environmental Protection in Harrisburg, Pa. A drought watch is the first level of Pennsylvania's three drought classifications and calls for a voluntary 5 percent reduction in nonessential water...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 3, 2007
Bank provides space for Red Cross chapter MARTINSBURG - Cross Lanes, W.Va.-based City National Bank has offered to provide office space to the Berkeley County chapter of the American Red Cross, a branch loan officer in Martinsburg confirmed on Thursday. Todd Beckwith said he was not aware of the specifics of the arrangement, but confirmed that the Red Cross was provided space in the bank's property at 617 Winchester Ave. City National recently closed the branch office there and celebrated the opening of a new location at 1700 W. King St. The company's Eastern Panhandle headquarters also relocated to the West King Street office.
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By DON AINES | July 25, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - July has been a very dry month, but total rainfall for the area is not drastically short of normal, according to local weather observers. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has not issued a drought declaration, but Franklin County Emergency Services Director Jerry Flasher said he has had his staff dust off the county drought plan for review, just in case. "I anticipate there will be other municipalities and possibly the state, as well," putting burn bans in place if dry conditions persist, Flasher said.
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by TIM KOELBLE | March 4, 2007
CUMBERLAND, Md. - Boonsboro hung tough with Southern Garrett through three periods despite a miserable shooting night before everything unraveled for the Warriors on Saturday night. The Rams did a better job through the entire game and went on to eliminate the Warriors 57-43 in the Maryland 1A West final at Fort Hill. Boonsboro (18-5) was 17 of 56 for 30 percent from the floor but could hit only once in 16 tries beyond the arc. In the critical final period, the Warriors went dead silent on 3 of 17 shooting and those connections came in the final 3:50 of the contest.
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by JEFF SEMLER | September 5, 2006
As I sit down to write this week's column, Ernesto is headed our way and will surely break our long dry spell. I have already received the obligatory call from the media asking the question, "What will the impending rainfall mean for agriculture?" For most of our crops, not much at this point because they have already passed the point of no return in their lifecycle. Of course, since all crops grow in soil and our soil moisture is short to say the least, then the rain will be good for perennial crops like the orchards, pastures and hay fields.
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by CHRIS CARTER / Staff Correspondent | June 18, 2006
FUNKSTOWN - The drought continues. Funkstown Legion Post 211 dropped two more games Saturday to extend its losing streak to eight. Funkstown was swept by Mount Airy Post 191 for the second straight weekend and is winless in seven Western Maryland District games this season. On Saturday, Post 211 dropped the opening game 12-2 and fell short in a 5-2 decision in eight innings in the nightcap. Funkstown (3-9, 0-7) has not won since splitting a doubleheader during Memorial Day weekend.
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